The African Media shares Yvonne Orji Biography: Career and Net Worth. Yvonne Anuli Orji is a Nigerian-American actress and comedian. She is best known for her role in the television series Insecure (2016–present), for which she has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and three NAACP Image Awards.
Yvoone Orji Biography: Profile Summary, Career and Net Worth
Yvonne Orji Profile Summary:
Full name: Yvonne Anuli Orji
Date of Birth: 2 December 1983
Place of Birth: Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Age: 37 years
Marital status: Single
Profession: Actress, Comedian
Orji was born on 2 December 1983, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, and grew up in Laurel, Maryland in the United States. She spent her high school career in the small town of Lititz, Pennsylvania where she attended Linden Hall (school), the oldest all-girls boarding school in the country. She earned her BA in liberal arts from the George Washington University and then went on to receive a master’s degree in public health at George Washington University as well. Orji’s parents expected her to become a doctor, lawyer, pharmacist, or engineer. However, she was inspired to do comedy as a graduate student when she performed stand-up in the talent portion of a beauty pageant.
After graduate school, in 2009, Orji moved to New York City to pursue a career in comedy. In 2015, she landed the role of Molly on Insecure without an agent or any real acting experience. In 2021, began development on a series for Disney+ titled First Gen. The series is based on her personal life and is produced by Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo. Orji is the author of the book Bamboozled by Jesus.
She has an estimated net worth of about $800,000 to $1,000, 000
Awards and Nominations
She was nominated for best outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series in the premier Emmy Awards in 2020.